Franz Kafka and Magic of his writing …


Here is something that popped up on my Facebook ..A beautiful story about Franz Kafka,the iconic writer .. When he was 40, the renowned Bohemian novelist and short story writer FRANZ KAFKA (1883–1924), who never married and had no children, was strolling through Steglitz Park in Berlin, when he chanced upon a young girl crying … Continue reading Franz Kafka and Magic of his writing …

No , one can never be prepared enough…


I don’t think one can ever be prepared enough to deal with death . I am not sure if I will publish this post but I have to write it anyway . Whether you know a person’s time is limited or no , death is always a shock . My father in law had been … Continue reading No , one can never be prepared enough…

An Everlasting Gobstopper


Life with a child is an everlasting gobstopper. Gobstopper is a kind of lolly pop consisting of many layers . A different flavor hits you with every layer. And the gobstoppers last a long while compared  to the average lolly pop. That’s why they are called  everlasting Gobstoppers ! That’s how life is with a … Continue reading An Everlasting Gobstopper

The Unknown Tangent!!


This unexpected move to Kolkata, has brought many good tidings my way. So, while yes I had to quit my job after 10 years of working, I am thankful for this break. Since I am at home, I am able to spend a lot of my time with my son and June. The best is … Continue reading The Unknown Tangent!!

The promise of Stardust


The dusty corners of her heart Are the museum of a million hurts Her soul a sanctuary of a thousand aches A hundred broken fragments Hidden away in the corners and crevices of her mind Remains, that refuse to clear away Of tormented days trapped in a cobweb of memories past The debris of a … Continue reading The promise of Stardust

Rebecca – An excerpt


One of my all-time favorites .. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier Page 1 Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again .It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter for the way was barred to me .There was a padlock and … Continue reading Rebecca – An excerpt

My morning commute ….


So my morning commute to work in Gurgaon takes about 30 minutes every day . I get a cab from office for pick up and drop which gives me the luxury to gaze out and observe the world , during those 30 minutes . Since I can never sleep sitting (admittedly it was an inconvenience … Continue reading My morning commute ….

The Joys of Reading & Being Read to


My 3 year old loves books . Obviously he is too young to read on his own , but loves being read to . I have been reading to him since the time he was an infant . In fact , the first book that I read out to him was “A Suitable Boy”  by … Continue reading The Joys of Reading & Being Read to

Trial by fire of a Working Mother


Motherhood is exhausting . Most days I feel that I am working in double shifts .One that runs from 8.30 AM to 5:30 PM and another that runs 24 hrs . I know this is such a clichéd topic . Lots has been written on this but I still want to write some more . … Continue reading Trial by fire of a Working Mother

A mother’s wish for her Son as he starts school


#Mother,#Son,#Hopes,#School,#Learning,#Newstart,#wishes Threshold of Self-Discovery – As my son gets ready to step across from the confines of his play-school to a Full-fledged formal school ,I have a strange fluttering in my stomach . We have only just started the process of admissions , the forms having been submitted , it’s now a game of wait … Continue reading A mother’s wish for her Son as he starts school